My Hero Christmas Card

My Hero, Pretty Pines, Cable Knit, Stampin Up, susanstamps.wordpress.com

Christmas is only ten days away.  I just can not believe how quickly it got here.  I am not sure November even happened this year.  I barely remember anything about it.  I just know it was Halloween and then December.  I’m afraid that if you haven’t made your Christmas cards by now, you either better find some time to start making them today or just be ok with mailing them out late (I know you will all make them because that is what stampers do!).

I made this card using a new embossing folder that is in the 2016 Holiday Catalog called Cable Knit Dynamic.  The reason it is called Dynamic is because it makes a 3D kind of impression.  It is deeper than a normal embossing folder with more dimension.  The best way to use this embossing folder is to lightly spritz your card stock with water before embossing.  That helps break up some of the fibers in the paper and doesn’t harm the paper in any way.

I also used the Stitched Shapes Framelits that will be in the 2017 Annual Catalog.  Stampin’ Up! decided to release them early and they sold out so quickly that you can’t order them right now.  Stampin’ Up! did place another order for them so hopefully they will be back in stock soon.

Other items I used to make this card is the stamp set called My Hero.  It is the Ronald McDonald House Charities stamp set.  Stampin’ Up! donates $3 for every stamp set it sells to the Ronald McDonald House.  It is a great set that matches a lot of the punches and Framelits in the catalog.  I also used the 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon that is in the Annual Catalog.  This ribbon has a bit of sparkle to it which I love.  Finally I used the Pretty Pines Thinlits to make the evergreen branches.

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